Halloween Safety Tips and Trick-or-Treat Times

Oct 30, 2013

Thousand of ghosts, goblins, princes, princesses and everything is between will be rushing through neighborhoods to get their yearly sugar stash. 

It’s a fun night for kids of all ages, but it can also be a dangerous one.  Officer Big Towery with the Lexington Police Department has these safety tips for trick-or-treaters.

Wear bright colored costumes or reflectors, trick-or-treat in groups, never go inside someone’s home for candy, walk on sidewalks and only cross at crosswalks and parents stay with little ones.    

And Towery reminds everyone that kids are kids, they are going to be excited and at times may not be paying attention.  As always, drivers should never drink but as an extra precaution, he says to slow down and not use subdivisions as cut-throughs.  Triple A has reported that Halloween night is one of the deadliest for pedestrians.

It is against the law to wear masks in Lexington BUT that rule does not apply to anyone 12 or under on Halloween.  Towery says police understand adults may have them as well while trick-or-treating with their kids or going to parties.  He says to be sure not to wear them inside any business establishments.

Here is a complete list of Halloween Events.  Some times have changed due to the forecast.

October 31st   Halloween Day

Halloween at the Park at the Russell Acton Folk Center from 6pm - 8pm (Trick-or-Treating on Friday)

6pm - 8pm

6pm - 8pm

6pm - 8pm

Nov. 1st  Friday

6pm - 8pm

Downtown from 5pm - 7pm
City-wide from 6pm - 8pm

City-wide from 6pm to 8pm

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Trick or Treat on Main Street from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
City-wide from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Mount Sterling
6pm - 8pm

also Wilmore and Jessamine County
6pm - 8pm

Downtown: 3pm - 5pm
City: 6pm-8pm

Trick-or-Treating from 6pm - 8pm, Halloween Hoe Down is CANCELED.

6pm - 8pm

Trick or Treat and Halloween Main-ia at 6 - 8pm